Global Security Newswire
Daily News on Nuclear, Biological & Chemical Weapons, Terrorism and Related Issues
May 17, 2013 | Diane Barnes | Nuclear Nonproliferation, Arms Control, Disarmament
WASHINGTON -- A newly created United Nations forum this week began its first discussions on how to advance multilateral nuclear disarmament efforts in light of a long-running stalemate at the 65-nation conference assigned primary responsibility for arms control negotiations.
WASHINGTON -- A longtime expert on terrorism and nuclear arms is calling on the United States and others to identify fresh responses to a potential crisis in which a nation such as Pakistan or North Korea loses control over nuclear weapons or fissile material, without the West necessarily intervening by force.
Other Current Stories
Western powers have lobbed chemical warfare accusations at the Syrian government in an attempt to justify military intervention in the country's 2-year-old civil war, Deutsche Presse-Agentur on Saturday quoted Syrian President Bashar Assad as saying.
May 20, 2013 | Charles S. Clark | Terrorism
WASHINGTON -- In response to the recent refusal of retired Ambassador Thomas Pickering to agree to testify in private on the independent review he chaired on the September 2012 deaths of four Americans at the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, a key House chairman has hit him with a ...
A former U.S. Navy secretary has promoted government acquisition of medical anthrax countermeasures while serving on the board of a biotechnology firm that received $334 million in funding from Washington for that type of drug, the Los Angeles Times reported on Sunday.
May 20, 2013 | Radiological Incidents
A British judge on Friday agreed to a government appeal to avoid public consideration of some information in his probe of the polonium 210 radioactive poisoning death of Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko, Reuters reported.
May 17, 2013 | Rachel Oswald | Nuclear Trade and Commerce , Reprocessing/Recycling , Uranium Enrichment
WASHINGTON -- Foremost on the Obama administration’s mind as it considers the terms of a new nuclear trade deal with South Korea should be the precedent the United States wants to set for third-party nations also interested in gaining access to sensitive technologies that can be used to produce both ...
May 17, 2013 | Chemical Weapons Use
U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday denounced the Syrian government's refusal to admit investigators to examine claims of chemical arms being used in the country's 2-year-old civil war, Deutsche Presse-Agentur reported.
A new analysis from a think tank operated by the South Korean government says North Korea might hold up to 200 movable missile firing platforms, the Yonhap News Agency reported on Friday.
Quote of the Day
U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine), questioning the position taken by the Defense Department that the military has the right to go after terrorists in any country that is failing to target them.
This is the most astounding and the most astoundingly disturbing hearing that I've been to since I've been here. You guys have essentially rewritten the Constitution here today.